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Factories Act (Northern Ireland) 1965

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120Parts of buildings let off as separate factories— other provisions.N.I.

(1)Where a part of a building is let off as a separate factory but is not part of a tenement factory,—

(a)the provisions of this Act specified in subsection (2)( a) and ( b) shall apply to any part of the building used for the purposes of the factory but not comprised therein;

(b)subject to subsections (4) and (5), the owner of the building shall be responsible for any contravention of the provisions specified in subsection (2)( a) as so applying; and

(c)subject to subsection (5), the owner of the building shall be responsible, instead of the occupier, for any contravention as respects the factory, of the provisions specified in subsection (2)( c).

(2)The said provisions are—

(a)the provisions of Part I with respect to cleanliness and lighting, and the provisions of Part II with respect to prime movers, transmission machinery, hoists and lifts, chains, ropes and lifting tackle, cranes and other lifting machines, the construction and maintenance of floors, passages and stairs, the keeping free from obstruction and slippery substances of floors, steps, stairs, passages and gangways,F1. . . ;

Para. (b) rep. by SR 1979/246

(c)the provisions of Part I with respect to sanitary conveniences and the provisions of Part II with respect to hoists and lifts.

(3)For the purposes of the provisions applied by the foregoing provisions of this section, lifting machines attached to the outside of the building, and chains, ropes and lifting tackle used in connection with those machines, shall be treated as being in the building, but any lifting machine not used for the purposes of the factory, and any chains, ropes or lifting tackle not used in connection with a lifting machine so used, shall be disregarded.

(4)For any contravention (whether as respects the factory or otherwise) of the provisions of Part II with respect to chains, ropes and lifting tackle, cranes and other lifting machines,F1. . .

(a)the occupier of the factory shall be responsible if it is a contravention with respect to any machinery or plant belonging to or supplied by him; and

(b)the owner of the building shall be responsible in any other case;

except that the owner shall not be responsible for a contravention of those provisions in so far as they relate to matters outside his control, and for any such contravention as respects the factory the occupier shall be responsible.

(5)The owner shall be responsible by virtue of this section—

(a)for the cleanliness of sanitary conveniences only when used in common by several tenants; and

(b)for a contravention of the provisions relating to hoists and lifts only so far as those provisions relate to matters within his control.

Subs. (6) rep. by SR 1979/246

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